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Spot on the liver or kidney means?

Spot on the liver or kidney means?

A cyst: A spot usually refers to a cyst which is basic abubble in the organ containing fluid. Most cysts are benign, especially if only a few are found. ...Read more

Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


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My husband has a spot on kidney and enlarge prostate what could that mean?

My husband has a spot on kidney and enlarge prostate what could that mean?

Not Likely Related: Identification of a kidney mass requires xrays to determine its benign or malignant nature. Most often a ct scan without and with dye is done. If any doubt exists, an MRI or biopsy may be ordered. Surgery if a cancer is detected.
Bph (enlarged prostate) occurs as men age and creates the issues men suffer with urination. Weakened stream, more frequent visits and urge are common. Meds can help. ...Read more

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New spot found on liver thru ct. Early bt show increase liver enzymes. Us show fullness kidney & cyst on gallbladder. What does this mean?

New spot found on liver thru ct. Early bt show increase liver enzymes. Us show fullness kidney & cyst on gallbladder. What does this mean?

Hard to say: Have you had a colonoscopy? It is hard to say what the spot on your liver is without looking at your films... This could be a simple cyst, but if it is new, it could be a colon cancer (or other kind of tumor). You need a proper exam, including a colonoscopy if you haven't had one yet. If that is negative, it may require a biopsy. ...Read more

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What do white spots on the kidneys mean?

On ultrasound: The white spots are calcifications in the material of the kidney (nephrocalcinosis) or stones (nephrolithiasis). Chronic kidney disease can also give a diffuse white appearance in the outer layer (cortex). ...Read more

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On a kidney ultrasound some spots and red and blue what does this mean?

On a kidney ultrasound some spots and red and blue what does this mean?

Doppler: A regular ultrasound shows shades of black and white to identify kidney sizes and structures.
A doppler senses flow to (red) and from (blue) the probe. Doppler ultrasound is used to rule out renal artery stenosis and venous obstruction in the kidneys. ...Read more

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My cousin have two black spots in kidney, She is twelve years old. What can these mean? Is it curable by operation? Or Symptom of kidney damages.

My cousin have two black spots in kidney, She is twelve years old. What can these mean? Is it curable by operation? Or Symptom of kidney damages.

Unknown: Without the information to review it is hard to understand what you are describing. Dark on x-rays generally mean a fluid filled space. Since you did not say this was an x-ray or provide a reason her kidney was studied, this is all to confusing to comment on. You are welcome to get more information together and re-submit it. Your questions are not linked and are sent out at random. ...Read more

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What could grey spots on an ultrasound potentially mean? They were on either my liver or kidney and there were about 10 varrying in size.

What could grey spots on an ultrasound potentially mean? They were on either my liver or kidney and there were about 10 varrying in size.

Can't answer: "Grey spots" does not provide useable information to answer your question. Significance of any ultrasound findings should be detailed by the physician (likely a radiologist) who read the exam. ...Read more

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Sharp pain near kidney on right side for one week, suddenly switched to the left side in the same spot and is more severe.

Sharp pain near kidney on right side for one week, suddenly switched to the left side in the same spot and is more severe.

Kidney area pain: It is important to get a diagnosis. Please see your doc. It MAY be muscle strain, kidney stones, or something else. Your doc will help you identify what is happening and treat as needed. Then you will have peace of mind and feel better. Chronic back pain can be a real problem. Catch it early. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Ultrasound found a spot on kidney could it be cancer?

Ultrasound found a spot on kidney could it be cancer?

Yes: Ultrasound is a very good initial screening test for the kidneys. It can help identify kidney stones, obstruction of the kidneys, and tumors. If the ultrasound is questionable or clearly abnormal, a more specific imaging study is required such as a ct scan or MRI of the kidneys for further evaluation. Lesions seen ultrasound do not necessarily indicate cancer but further testing is warranted. ...Read more

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Spot seen by X-ray on left kidney?

Spot seen by X-ray on left kidney?

X-rays are usually: Not very good at identifying kidney abnormalities other than kidney stones. A "spot" is not a standard descriptor, it doesn't really mean anything from a radiology standpoint. What was in the x-ray report? ...Read more

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There's a chalk spot in my kidney, what's the cause and harm of it?!

There's a chalk spot in my kidney, what's the cause and harm of it?!

Ask doctor...: How do you know a spot in kidney being chalky, by x-ray or CT or MRI? If yes from either one, why did you have it? But, in many laypersons' mind, a chalky spot could represents the presence of non-moving stone in the kidney. More? Ask your doctor timely for details since s/he possesses more info about you than anyone online. ...Read more

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Can an ultrasound tell if spot in kidney is a tumor?

Can an ultrasound tell if spot in kidney is a tumor?

Solid or cystic: Ultrasound can tell if a lesion in the kidney is solid or cystic. A simple, uncomplicated cyst is usually nothing to worry about, and therefore no further workup would be needed. However, an ultrasound cannot tell if a solid mass is benign or malignant, so if the lesion is solid, further evaluation would be necessary. ...Read more

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Both either sides of my back hurt. Spots are in the exact same spot just on either side of my spine. Could it be my kidneys?

Both either sides of my back hurt. Spots are in the exact same spot just on either side of my spine. Could it be my kidneys?

Extremely unlikely: The symptoms described in the question most likely stem from a muscular problem and unrelated to the kidneys. Extremely rare, conditions involving the kidney such as bilateral hydronephrosis and PCKD can manifest this way. ...Read more

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2 CT scans revealed a spot on kidney. Spot has not grown in size. What could this be?

2 CT scans revealed a spot on kidney. Spot has not grown in size. What could this be?

See below: Most "spots" on kidneys are cysts which are generally benign. It would be important to know how long it was stable. Ie was it 4 months or 4 years? We see more kidneys with spots than without in people of your age so it's probably nothing to worry about, but would still follow your docs recommendations. The radiologist may be able to be a little more specific or could confirm w/ ultrasound. ...Read more

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My dad previously diagnosed with prostrate cancer & the affect region was removed. However, recent report shows black spot in its kidney. Any danger?

My dad previously diagnosed with prostrate cancer & the affect region was removed. However, recent report shows black spot in its kidney. Any danger?

Black Spot: Most certainly needs urgent investigation especially if your dad's cancer was late stage. I would seek immediate ultra sound and MRi investigation to determine the true nature of the black spot. ...Read more

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How/why would calcium build up in kidney's of a 5 yr. Old? Why trace blood every spot urine? What kind of causes can it be from? Anything real serious?

How/why would calcium build up in kidney's of a 5 yr. Old? Why trace blood every spot urine? What kind of causes can it be from? Anything real serious?

Calcium: You child may have hypercalciurea which maybe due to foods she is eating such as soy products and vegetables rich in calcium. There may be other conditions to rule out such as renal tubular acidosis or hyperparathyroidism, both rare conditions. ...Read more

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Will CT scan show a spot on my kidney, what could it be?

Will CT scan show a spot on my kidney, what could it be?

Could be a tumor: Could be a tumor, but may simply be a cyst, or a stone, or retained fat material. ...Read more

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Ok, cat scan showed small spot on rt kidney, blood test revealedkidney not working so great, cuz it is small right now, wait recheck 6 mo, should I worry?

Ok, cat scan showed small spot on rt kidney, blood test revealedkidney not working so great, cuz it is small right now, wait recheck 6 mo, should I worry?

Relax: If it was small enough to warrant just watching, then it likely means there is no difference in outcomes with a 6 month waiting period. If you want to be completely at ease, get the ct report and images, and ask your doctor to show them to a urologist. ...Read more

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When I cough the left side of my stomach hurts, it's just one spot and I'm not sure if it's my kidney. It's towards the front rather than the sides.

When I cough the left side of my stomach hurts, it's just one spot and I'm not sure if it's my kidney. It's towards the front rather than the sides.

Does not sound: Like a kidney problem, if you have noticed any other symptoms such as change in color of urine. Rather it sounds more like muscle pain. Try otc analgesics such as ibuprofen or naproxen, and see a doctor if pain persists. ...Read more

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My creatine 1.1 urea 30. Albumin is nil urine. Acr ratio is 30.79. Spot microalbumin is 19.4. Usg first grade nephropaty changes. Is kidney failing?

Creatinine of 1.1: Your renal ultrasound (us) finding of first grade nephrophathy changes is subjective and reflects the interpretation of your us by the radiologist. Go to a nephrologist (n) for a 24 hour urine for creatinine clearance and protein and have blood taken when urine is returned. This will give you an actual reading, which is objective of your kidney function. Your lab data are not that bad. See a n. ...Read more

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Have a spot in low left pelvic area on xray. Need for concern or normal? X ray was for kidney stones but see this spot elsewhere. Not a kidney stone

Have a spot in low left pelvic area on xray. Need for concern or normal? X ray was for kidney stones but see this spot elsewhere. Not a kidney stone

Need more info...: Without a direct scrutinizing look at the films, it is hard to tell for sure what this spot may be, but radiographically phlebolith or calcification on the venous valve of pelvic veins is most commonly confused as incidental finding with no clinical significance as long as being asymptomatic. If so, leave it alone with no need for care al all. More? Ask your doc or contact me, and I can help. ...Read more

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Have a sore spot in my mid back by my kidney, I have a historyof kidney infections and stones but I've never had anything sore to the touch. What is it?

Have a sore spot in my mid back by my kidney, I have a historyof kidney infections and stones but I've never had anything sore to the touch. What is it?

See a doctor: You need a full detailed evaluation including history, physical exam and perhaps some testing that will include imaging studies (x-ray, ct, etc.). ...Read more

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Had an abd ct scan looking for kidney stones. There was a white spot on my intestines that looked just like a kidney stone on a scan. What could it be?

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Need to see scan: There are a number of things it could be. It could be a kidney stone, phlebolith (a benign calcification) or a some other things. To really answer would need to know why had the scan and if possible see some of the CT scan images. Would recommend having one of the HealthTap docs look and help. ...Read more

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Chest CT scan as part of cancer screen. Showed a small spot at top of (or right above?) rt kidney! Few of my drs r set on cancer somewhere, what could be

Chest CT scan as part of cancer screen. Showed a small spot at top of (or right above?) rt kidney! Few of my drs r set on cancer somewhere, what could be

KIDNEY SPOT: The diagnosis truly depends on whether the spot is above or in the kidney. A ct of the abd. And pelvis may be nessesary to answer this and find the source. ...Read more

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What is life expectancy after bladder cancer has moved to bone (severe lesions on two ribs), spot on lung, spot kidney, and partially obstructed aorta?

What is life expectancy after bladder cancer has moved to bone (severe lesions on two ribs), spot on lung, spot kidney, and partially obstructed aorta?

Bladder cancer: The oncologist and urologist who know the patient best should be the ones to answer your question. Involvement of the abdominal aorta is very concerning. Many patients develop widespread involvement of the pelvic area with eventual blockages of both ureters leading to kidney failure. Oncology, radiology and urology would collaborate in such cases to offer palliative care. ...Read more

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I'm 20 yrs old. I got struck in the back and then I got an MRI and there are 2 white spots the size of a grape on my lower back. What does that mean?

I'm 20 yrs old. I got struck in the back and then I got an MRI and there are 2 white spots the size of a grape on my lower back. What does that mean?

Depends: William, no one can really answer this because we don't know if the white spots are on your back or on your MRI!
ASK the doctor who ordered the MRI to interpret it for you, or to explain it if the spots are on your back itself. Lots of things on MRI's are white. Most are normal. Good luck! ...Read more

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What are spots on baby kidneys?

What are spots on baby kidneys?

Kidney spots: Spots on baby kidneys may be cysts. An ultrasound is important ...Read more

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Do kidney problems cause brown spots on your body?

Do kidney problems cause brown spots on your body?

Usually not: There is a condition called neurofibromatosis associated with cafe au lait spots. These spots are large, more than 1 cm in diameter, flat, painless, numbering more than 5 on the body. Patients can develop blockages of the kidney arteries. This causes severe hypertension. If you have kidney failure you can develop nodularis prurigo, severe itchy lumps that darken after time. ...Read more

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What do cancer spots on the kidney look like on an mri?

What do cancer spots on the kidney look like on an mri?

Tumor: I'm not familiar with the term "cancer spots". Typically, renal or kidney cancer shows up as a mass that enhances or brightens up after giving contrast. ...Read more

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Does a few yellowish white spots on the back of 57+ yr Indian female indicate any liver or kidney issue?

Jaundice: If there is any abnormal pigment from liver disease it would be jaundice and would discolor the whites of the eyes and make the urine brownish and stools clay colored. Kidney disease does not cause yellow jaundice. If you have further concerns, see your physician. ...Read more

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I'm 20 weeks 3 days. I had my anatomy scan done and got the results that there was 2 soft spots on the on kidneys and bowels. Should I be worried?

I'm 20 weeks 3 days. I had my anatomy scan done and got the results that there was 2 soft spots on the on kidneys and bowels. Should I be worried?

Not yet!: Hi Kayla. I recommend you see a maternal-fetal medicine doctor to perform a level II ultrasound. This doctor will also offer genetic testing. Once these results are back, you will be either no longer worried or very prepared. This is the great benefit of seeking prenatal care and you are taking great care of your baby. ...Read more

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On my kidney xray, on one side it is normal, fluids go to the urinal, but on the other side there are strange black spots, fluid are stuck in kidney. Help?

On my kidney xray, on one side it is normal, fluids go to the urinal, but on the other side there are strange black spots, fluid are stuck in kidney. Help?

Unknowable!: But get the radiology opinion report.
If right is normal that is great.
Left may have renal cysts which can look like black spots (and may be confirmed with ultrasound if any questions)!
delayed emptying, hydronephrosis, obstructions can be serious but treatable with current urology techniques. ...Read more